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Local leaders are the cutters

You really can’t tell about local government.
You can’t tell, for instance, whether the people who serve at the local level are more responsible because they are so much closer to their constituents than are the national officials, or if they are just that much more professional.
It may be that when you get elected to a national office, or even a state one, and you find yourself responding to the hired regulators or to other elected officials, rather than to your electorate, that you can easily lose perspective about why you ended up in a position of ...

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